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All Quiet on the PATRIOT Front

Last Friday we blogged the news of a revolt in Congress against the latest draft of the PATRIOT renewal bill coming out of the House/Senate conference committee. That draft lacked many of the civil liberties reforms that were in the Senate version, and a bipartisan coalition of concerned senators...

Blogging WIPO: Information Meeting on Educational Content and Copyright in the Digital Age

Today, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the UN's copyright/patent/trademark body, hosted a "Information Meeting on Educational Content and Copyright in the Digital Age" -- a meeting where representatives of libraries, Creative Commons, publishers, and science organizations vied to convince representatives from WIPO's 182 member national governments about the need for...

EFF Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Sony BMG

Company Should Repair Damage to Customers Caused by CD Software The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with two leading national class action law firms, today filed a lawsuit against Sony BMG, demanding that the company repair the damage done by the First4Internet XCP and SunnComm MediaMax software it included on...

EFF Media Advisory - Announcement Monday on EFF's Plans re: Sony BMG

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will have an announcement on Monday about EFF's plans regarding the First4Internet XCP software and the SunnComm MediaMax software that Sony BMG included in 24 million copies of their music CDs. The software has affected the computers of unsuspecting customers when they...

Revolt in Congress Against PATRIOT "Compromise"

Earlier this week, when the legislative conference tasked with reconciling the House and Senate versions of the PATRIOT renewal bill started circulating drafts of its so-called "compromise", a vote seemed certain by the end of the week. But the civil liberties community recognized the conference report for what it...

Diebold Attempts to Evade Election Transparency Laws

EFF Goes to Court to Force E-voting Company to Comply With Strict New North Carolina Law Raleigh, North Carolina - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is going to court in North Carolina to prevent Diebold Election Systems, Inc. from evading North Carolina law. In a last-minute filing, e-voting equipment maker...

Guide for Student Bloggers Helps Kids Speak Out

Legal Blogging Tips from EFF San Francisco - Millions of students across the country are speaking their minds in Internet blogs, and some kids are getting punished for it despite their right to free expression. School administrators in one New Jersey district disciplined a student for his website that was...

Fair Use Goes to Washington

This Wednesday, at 10AM EST, the href="http://energycommerce.house.gov/108/subcommittees/Commerce_Trade_and_Consumer_Protection.htm">House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection will hear from witnesses discussing href="http://energycommerce.house.gov/108/Hearings/11162005hearing1716/hearing.htm">"Fair Use: Its Effect on Consumers and Industry." It should make for a fine contrast to the arguments made so forcefully by the MPAA and RIAA earlier this month...

Sony-BMG Spyware: SunnComm Stories

EFF has been collecting stories from EFF members and supporters who have purchased Sony-BMG CDs that contained the "rootkit" copy protection software. Thanks to all who have responded, and keep the stories coming! EFF is also collecting stories from EFF members and supporters who have purchased Sony-BMG CDs that contained...

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